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What problems are experienced on milling and how are they solved

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Volumns can and have been written to answer your question. If you are seriously considering getting into machining, go to your local technical college or look on line for more info than you can possibly absorb. You tube videos are posted that can and will show you and give you so much information it boggles the mind. Good luck.

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I'm going to assume you mean metal, since on wood it is called routing.

The number one problem would be insecurely fixed work pieces. Work out which way the cutting force goes, and try to have that directed to a solid part of the setup, not to a moving jaw or clamp.

Make sure your cutter is sharp. Blunt cutters generate enormous forces which can become dangerous. I have seen cutters shatter in this situation.

Know your cutter type and what it is capable of. Some types cannot do a heavy feed rate. Know your material and what it requires. Stainless steel for instance is treacherous because it hardens in the cut.

Use some kind of cutting fluid even if it makes a mess. Milling is a process which needs it, and you will get a better finish.

Never never put your fingers near the rotating cutter. I saw an apprentice mill his forefinger off once. He was feeling the surface finish behind the cutter.

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

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    Geoffrey White Jun 18, 2014

    Ha. It should read "I once saw an apprentice...."



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